Gem Fossicking

Call in to the Gem Den in Mt Surprise and get the run down on all things fossicking. The Gem Den is the only true Gem Experience in far North Queensland.  It's a one stop fossicking shop where you can also get a great coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Join the Topaz Tour to their mining claim for a morning of fun and excitement.  Buy or hire equipment, purchase a fossicking licence and get helpful instructions about how to fossick. While in the shop, you can watch the precision of a facetor as he creates the style and cut to show off the quality of the gems.  If you're lucky enough to find your own gem, you can get it faceted in store. They'll also give you directions to O'Brien's Creek fossicking site where topaz, quartz and garnet can be discovered.

Location: Garland St, Mt Surprise